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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets

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5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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Hours

General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Library Archives
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

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September 5
Genealogy Club - NO MEETING
Library Archives Center

September 7
Closed for Labor Day Holiday

September 12 & 26
E Pluribus Omaha! A Cultural Conference
Historic Fort Omaha, 32nd and Sorensen
Building 21 (Mule Barn)
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Douglas County Historical Society will honor the cultural heritage of our community by presenting E Pluribus Omaha! A Cultural Conference two days this fall.

The conference will feature presenters sharing the history of groups reflecting a rich and continuing heritage springing from old as well as new immigrants. Join us as historians representing 14 ethnic cultures share facts and stories of the rich cultural heritage that makes Omaha.

Click here to register or to download a registration form. Registrations for September 12 are due by September 7. Registrations for September 26 are due by September 22. Late registrations will be assigned based on availability.


September 22
Page From Our Past
Library Archives Center
5:30 - 6:30 PM

Douglas County Historical Society will feature Nebraska author Amy Forss’ book Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper 1938-1989 at our September 22nd Page from Our Past author event taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the DCHS Library Archives Center. The program focuses on history-based authors, both of fiction and non-fiction, and is held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the evening. A Page from Our Past is a casual and intimate roundtable discussion, where the audience has the opportunity to get up close and personal with the authors. Each program concludes with a book signing and time to meet one-on-one with the featured author.

Mildred Dee Brown (1905–89) was the cofounder of Nebraska’s Omaha Star, the longest running black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States. Known for her trademark white carnation corsage, Brown was the matriarch of Omaha’s Near North Side—a historically black part of town—and an iconic city leader. Her remarkable life, a product of the Reconstruction era and Jim Crow, reflects a larger American history that includes the Great Migration, the Red Scare of the post–World War era, civil rights and black power movements, desegregation, and urban renewal.

Amy Forss has a PhD in African American history and teaches at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. Her work has appeared in journals such as Nebraska History and Great Plains Quarterly.

Cost to participate in these discussions is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited to 20 participants. To register, email members@douglascohistory.org or call 402-455-9990, ext. 101.